January2019

Baritone Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada to be featured in the Emmerich Smola SWR Young Opera Stars 2019 on January 19!

January 17, 2019

We are very proud to announce three of our young artists, Neven Crnic, Soprano Carina Schmieger, and Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada have been invited to participate in the 2019 Emmerich Smola Junge Opernstars Competition on January 19 at 19:00 CET!  Watch the livestream here  

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Sooyeon Lee Dazzles Audience as Lucia in Oldenburg

December 14, 2018

This past weekend, soprano Sooyeon Lee debuted as Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with great success! A review from Host Hollmann from the Nordwest Zeitung writes: “The soprano soulfully plays with the notes. She holds the tension of the music in the less featured lower register, her captivating legato shines in her middle register, and her upper register is round and gentle. Her voice is compelling and enchanting.” Orchestra conducted by Vito Cristofaro, Stage Direction by Stephen Lawless Lee can be heard in additional performances [...]

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Sooyeon Lee to debut in title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

December 6, 2018

This coming weekend, South Korean Soprano Sooyeon Lee is set to make her debut as ‘Lucia’ the the production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Oldernburgisches Staatstheater. Opening night is December 8th, with additional performances on the 12, 14, 18, and 26th of December, February 6th, March 6th, April 6th, and 10th and 14th of June.

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Mezzo Soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes house debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart!

December 6, 2018

This past weekend the talented azerbaijani mezzosoprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made her dazzling debut as ‘Linetta’ in the new production of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen!  Dir. Axel Ranisch, Conducted by Alejo Pérez, additional performances 14, 17, and 19 December,  4 and 11 January, and  9, 14, and 22 of April.

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High Coloratura Soprano Beate Ritter – Stunning debut in October as Gilda at Staatsoper Stuttgart!

November 15, 2018

Austrian Soprano Beate Ritter celebrates a fantastic debut at Staatsoper Stuttgart this month as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Additional performances: 17, 23, 28 Nov 2018 ”Beate Ritter, a new ensemble member who was previously at the Vienna Volksoper, immediately won over many hearts with her house and role debut. Her impassioned acting – veering between a lover and a rebel – and a superbly poised vocal performance earned her the biggest audience response of the evening. After some brief huskiness on [...]

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Mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada makes her professional stage debut as Rosina!

November 8, 2018

25 Yr old mezzo-soprano Aytaj Shikhalizada made a stunning debut as Rosina in the new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Theater Dortmund.  Dir: Martin Berger Cond. Additional performances:  9, 16 November, 1, 9, 21, 26 December 2019, 2, 24 Feb, 2 March 2019

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Soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi as Despina on October 10!

October 10, 2018

Young star of the Vienna State Opera, Russian soprano Maria Nazarova returns to the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow to sing Despina in W.A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.  Later this month she appears at the Vienna State Opera as Oscar in Verd’s un ballo in maschera on October 24, 27, and 30th.

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Baritone Igor Bakan makes a debut at the Hessiches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

September 13, 2018

Baritone Igor Bakan makes a house debut as Renato in Verdi’s un ballo in maschera at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on September 16th.  Additional Performances:  22, 28 September, 10, 28 October, and 6, 12 January 2019

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Soprano Shira Patchornik debuts at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as Zerlina!

September 13, 2018

Young Israeli lyric soprano Shira Patchornik made her debut this month in Wiesbaden as Zerlina, and will also be heard as Oscar.  She has just begun her first ensemble contact at the house.  Performance dates thru December 2018:  Don Giovanni (Zerlina):  14.9, 25.10 Magic Flute (Papagena) 23.9, 25.11  Alcina (Morgana):  30.9, 5, 19 ,25, 28. October, 3.,9 Nov Jenufa (Karolka) 11.29 Premiere – 6, 12, 15, 20, 28 December

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